3. The Running Backs That Rocked
Chicago Bears – who need a running back and don’t pick until the 3rd round – target Memphis RB Darrell Henderson, and hope and pray that he slides.
The Tiger home run hitter ripped off a 4.49, jumped over ten feet in the broad jump, and was smooth and quick all day long.
Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill led the backs with a 4.4 40, Temple’s Ryquell Armstead ran a 4.45, and Ohio State’s Mike Weber might have raised himself about the “just a guy” status with a fast-looking-and-timed 4.47.
But even more than the 40, it was Hill’s 40″ vertical that became a part of the day’s narrative, and he tied for the position lead in the broad jump.
Kansas State’s Alex Barnes became the workout warrior king, building on his 34 reps on the bench with a 4.59 40, and being among the leaders in the rest of the drills. Miami’s Travis Homer helped himself, too, along with Notre Dame’s Dexter Williams.
Penn State’s Miles Sanders generated a big buzz, too, with a 4.49 in the 40 and a fluid workout looking quick, fast, smooth, and every bit the part.
And then there was …